FDA Recall of Acetaminophen for Infants: How Dangerous is the Risk of Medication Errors and Dosage Mistakes for Babies Given Over the Counter Acetaminophen – Especially When the Product Is Flawed?

| November 5, 2013

Last Update: 01/25/16 Back in February 2012, a recall was issued by Johnson & Johnson / McNeil Consumer Healthcare for over half a million (574,000) bottles of infant Tylenol after it was discovered that a problem with the dosing gizmo (something called a “flow restrictor”) could malfunction and cause the baby to get too little […]

Video: FDA Consumer Warning on Dangers of Medication Errors and Drug Mistakes

| November 1, 2013

Acetaminophen Medication Errors: Acetaminophen Drug Dosage Mistakes Are Number One Cause of Acute Liver Failure in U.S.

| October 29, 2013

Last Update: 01/25/16 Medication errors and drug mistakes not only happen at hospitals, doctor’s offices, clinics, labs, nursing homes, and pharmacies — they can also happen at home, when the wrong medication or the wrong amount (or dosage) of drugs are given to a sick person. This is especially scary to consider when the most […]

Florida’s In-Store Medical Clinics: How Dangerous are These Store Walk-in Health Clinics Without Doctors for Medication Errors and Drug Mistakes?

| October 24, 2013

Last Update: 01/25/16   You’ve probably seen the new kinds of convenient health care shops opening up around Florida: these are handy, modern-looking in-store medical clinics conveniently located inside stores like CVS Pharmacy, Walgreen’s, and WalMart. CVS Pharmacy calls its in-store clinics “Minute Clinics” which helps people get the idea that these new kinds of […]

Electronic Health Records Promoted as Way of Reducing Medical Errors, But Studies Show EHRs Can Increase Medication Errors and Medical Mistakes

| October 17, 2013

Last Update: 01/25/16 Medication errors and drug dosage mistakes occur for many reasons, including bad handwriting by doctors in the instructions and directions they leave in patient files and medical records. To reduce medication errors and medical mistakes, technology has been developed to put patient records and medical files into a computerized or digital format. […]

Infographic: Medication Management System and Points Where Medication Errors Commonly Occur

| October 11, 2013

Doctor’s Poor Handwriting Causes Many Serious Medication Errors and Drug Mistakes – Fatal ADEs From Doctor’s Scrawl

| October 8, 2013

Last Update: 01/25/16 Bad Handwriting Kills People:  The Sad Truth of Misread or Illegible Doctor’s Medicine Notes or Dosage Instructions  Doctors are notorious for having bad handwriting, but many people are unaware of how serious a physician’s poor penmanship can be: drug mistakes and medication errors are often caused by nurses and other health care […]

Infographic: Kids and Unintentional Medication Overdoses in the U.S.: Child Medication Poisoning Deaths

| October 4, 2013

Medication Errors: Medicine Mistakes and Drug Errors Kill and Seriously Hurt Patients – A Shocking Secret Revealed

| October 1, 2013

Last Update: 01/25/16 Last month, Forbes Magazine exposed something that the medical community is all too aware, and something that Floridians – particularly South Floridians who have health issues or medical concerns – need to know, too: medicine mistakes are a big cause of serious injury and death to patients in the United States today. […]